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Jordan – United States relations
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Jordan – United States relations are bilateral relations between Jordan and the United States.

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History

Relations between the U.S. and Jordan have been close for over four decades. U.S. policy seeks to reinforce Jordan's commitment to peace, stability, and moderation. The peace process and Jordan's opposition to terrorism parallel and indirectly assist wider U.S. interests. Accordingly, through economic and military assistance and through close political cooperation, the United States has helped Jordan maintain its stability and prosperity.

Since 1952, the United States has provided Jordan with economic assistance totaling more than $9 billion ($1.3 billion in loans and $7.7 billion in grants), including funds for development projects, health care, education, construction to increase water availability, support for microeconomic policy shifts toward a more completely free market system, and both grant and loan acquisition of U.S. agriculture commodities. These programs have been successful and have contributed to Jordanian stability while strengthening the bilateral relationship. U.S. military assistance—provision of material and training—is designed to meet Jordan's legitimate defense needs, including preservation of border integrity and regional stability. Jordan signed a Threshold Agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) in October 2006, and was subsequently deemed by the MCC to be eligible for a Compact Agreement in recognition of the country's progress on economic, social, and political reform indicators.

Embassy

Principal U.S. Officials include:

  • Ambassador--David M. Hale
  • Deputy Chief of Mission—Daniel Rubinstein
  • Political Affairs—David Greene
  • Economic Affairs—Natalie Brown
  • Consular Affairs—Rena Bitter
  • Management Affairs—Perry Adair
  • Public Affairs—Phillip Frayne
  • Commercial Counselor—Sheryl Maas

The U.S. Embassy in Jordan is located in Abdoun, Amman.

Friends of Jordan Caucus

The caucus was launched March 6, 2009 with the presence of Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania. The mission of the Caucus is to support a strong relationship between Jordan and the United States and to facilitate the exchange of ideas between Members of the House of Representatives and Jordanian officials. The new bipartisan caucus seeks to strengthen bilateral relations between Jordan and the US. The caucus will be co-chaired by Congressmen Schiff and Boustany, and Congressmen Baird and Fortenberry (R-NE) will serve as vice-chairs.[1]

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References

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Department of State (Background Notes).[1]

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